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A theory of discrimination law, Tarunabh Khaitan

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A theory of discrimination law
Title
A theory of discrimination law
Statement of responsibility
Tarunabh Khaitan
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Marrying legal doctrine from five pioneering and conversant jurisdictions with contemporary political philosophy, this book provides a general theory of discrimination law. Part I gives a theoretically rigorous account of the identity and scope of discrimination law: what makes a legal norm a norm of discrimination law? What is the architecture of discrimination law? Unlike the approach popular with most textbooks, the discussion eschews list-based discussions of protected grounds, instead organising the doctrine in a clear thematic structure. This definitional preamble sets the agenda for the next two parts. Part II draws upon the identity and structure of discrimination law to consider what the point of this area of law is. Attention to legal doctrine rules out many answers that ideologically-entrenched writers have offered to this question. The real point of discrimination law, this Part argues, is to remove abiding, pervasive, and substantial relative group disadvantage. This objective is best defended on liberal rather than egalitarian grounds. Having considered its overall purpose, Part III gives a theoretical account of the duties imposed by discrimination law. A common definition of the antidiscrimination duty accommodates tools as diverse as direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, and reasonable accommodation. These different tools are shown to share a common normative concern and a single analytical structure. Uniquely in the literature, this Part also defends the imposition of these duties only to certain duty-bearers in specified contexts. Finally, the conditions under which affirmative action is justified are explained.--
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1981-
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Khaitan, Tarunabh
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Discrimination
  • Law
Label
A theory of discrimination law, Tarunabh Khaitan
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:393321/one
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-260) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. Scope and Definition -- 2. The Essence of Discrimination Law -- 3. The Architecture of Discrimination Law -- Part II. Point and Purpose -- 4. A Good Life: Free of Equal? -- 5. The Point of Discrimination Law -- Part III. Designing the Duties -- 6. The Antidiscrimination Duty -- 7. The Duty-Bearers -- 8. Affirmative Action -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17710595
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780199656967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 020328775
  • (OCoLC)905491909
Label
A theory of discrimination law, Tarunabh Khaitan
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:393321/one
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. Scope and Definition -- 2. The Essence of Discrimination Law -- 3. The Architecture of Discrimination Law -- Part II. Point and Purpose -- 4. A Good Life: Free of Equal? -- 5. The Point of Discrimination Law -- Part III. Designing the Duties -- 6. The Antidiscrimination Duty -- 7. The Duty-Bearers -- 8. Affirmative Action -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17710595
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780199656967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 020328775
  • (OCoLC)905491909

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